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Aesculus hippocastanum (horse chestnut)

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Introduction

  • Large deciduous tree, found in urban areas Horse chestnut.
  • Can grow to 25 m.
  • Flowers: clusters of white, pink and deep red flowers (April-June).
  • Fruit: large, spiny.
  • Yellow-brown capsules containing 1-4 seeds.
  • Ripe from August-October.
  • Seeds: brown shiny 'conkers'.

Toxicity

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Clinical signs

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Treatment

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Campbell A (1998) Poisoning in small animals from commonly ingested plants. In Practice 20 (10), 587-591 VetMedResource.

Other sources of information

  • Campbell A & Chapman M (2000) Handbook of Poisoning in Dogs and Cats. Blackwell Science.

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